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Adult Accelerated Degree Program - Tuition and Financial Aid

The accelerated degree completion program is designed to make going back to school as affordable as possible.

The cost for the 51-credit major requirements of $23,205 covers tuition, fees, and books. Many of our students qualify for employer reimbursement, or federal financial aid and federal direct loans, reducing their immediate out-of-pocket costs.

  • Financial Aid

    Our supportive financial aid office is dedicated to helping you find additional sources of funding to help meet the costs of receiving a quality education.

    This checklist helps you walk through the steps necessary to apply for financial aid. We strongly recommend you complete these steps in the order in which they are listed.

    1. If you don't have one already, apply for a  Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID to be used as an online signature. Retain your FSA ID for use each year.
    2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Information from this application is used to determine if you're eligible to receive money from federal grant or loan programs. WLC's code is 014658.
    3. Complete any documents you receive from the financial aid office, which will be emailed to you upon electronic receipt of your FAFSA.

    Before an offer of financial aid is granted, Wisconsin Lutheran College requires your acceptance for admission. Your personal enrollment advisor simultaneously guides you through the financial aid and admission application process.

    Finishing your degree has never been so fast, easy, or affordable!


    $23,205 ($455/credit)* for the complete 51-credit major including all books and class materials and access to campus services including the library, Academic Success Center, computer lab, and underground parking. The program major is normally completed over 20 months including a total of five semester and summer terms.

    Program charges break down as follows:

    • $5,460 for each spring or fall semester with four 3-credit courses.
    • $2,730 for each summer term with two 3-credit courses.

    *Your tuition rate is guaranteed to remain constant throughout your program pending your continuous enrollment. If you take a leave of absence or temporarily withdraw from the program, your tuition rate will be adjusted to the current rate in place for new students at the time of your re-enrollment into the program.


    Wisconsin Lutheran College created a website to guide you through the loan application process. All federal loans are disbursed through the Federal Direct Loan program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. You have the right to cancel or lower your loan at anytime by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.


    Making the maximum use of employer reimbursement plans can be an effective strategy for reducing college costs. You are encouraged to research whether you qualify for an employee tuition reimbursement benefit. Most programs provide reimbursement directly to employees after courses have been completed and credits have been earned. 


    Military Friendly Logo 2016Wisconsin Lutheran College is a designated Military Friendly® and Yellow Ribbon Program® school, and is recognized for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students. Our enrollment and academic advisors are equipped to assist veterans with continuing education and degree completion questions.

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    Pell Grant

    A federal grant, the Pell program provides direct grants, in the amount of $626 - $5,775 per year. The grant amount is based on the expected family contribution established by the FAFSA.


    Course Drop

    Student is unregistered from the course with no tuition charges; the course is not listed on the transcript. 

    A course drop can only occur during Week One of the course.

    Course Withdrawal

    Student receives a grade of "W" for the course with full course tuition charges applied. Course and grade are listed on the transcript.

    A course withdrawal can only occur after Week One until Wednesday of Week Four (one module, five week course) or after Week One until Wednesday of Week Seven (cross module, ten week course).